FAQs – Delta 8

FAQs – Delta 8

What is Delta 8 THC?

The increasingly popular cannabinoid Delta 8-THC or Delta 8-Tetrahydrocannabinol, derives from hemp but carries psychoactive effects and euphoric feelings associated with the typical “high”. Known for its anti-nausea, anti-anxiety, appetite-stimulating, and stress-reducing properties, Delta 8 shares many similarities with its cannabis-derived cousin, cousin Delta 9. However, because of a slight molecular difference, Delta 8 effects don’t carry the same psychoactive strength and tend to offer a more subdued, controlled experience. Delta 8 FAQ #1.

Is Delta 8 Legal

YES. Delta 8-THC is fully federally legal and legal in 38 states. This is because Delta 8 derives from the hemp plant, not the marijuana plant. Although Delta 8 THC sounds very similar to Delta 9 THC,  they possess legal differences. Delta 8 THC is federally legal and legal in most states in the USA thanks to H.R. 2: The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. Delta 8 FAQ #2.

What is the difference between Delta 8-THC and Delta 9-THC?

The difference boils down to federal and state legality. Delta 8-THC is fully federally legal and legal in 38 states, while Delta 9-THC is federally illegal and illegal in most states. Both Delta 8-THC and Delta 9-THC produce euphoric “high” effects on users and carry a wide variety of medical and recreational benefits. 

Chemically, the two share many properties and both interact with receptors in our brain and nervous system, or the endocannabinoid system”. However, the slight chemical variation makes ALL the difference. Delta 8 FAQ #3.

How is Delta 8-THC legal to produce and sell in the USA?

The 2018 Farm Bill! Since all of our products contain only Delta 8-THC made from 100% Hemp, Delta 8 THC is completely legal to  distribute and sell within the United States. Signed into law in December 2018, Cannabis containing less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC is legally classified as Hemp and therefore  legal for all intents and purposes under federal law. Let’s also not forget, THC itself isn’t federally illegal, only specifically Delta 9-THC. Delta 8 FAQ #4.

What does “Hemp-Derived THC” mean?

“Hemp-Derived THC” means that the THC comes from the hemp plant. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, which clarifies that “Hemp” is any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% Delta 9-THC, Hemp is federally legal for all intents and purposes under federal law. Delta 8 FAQ #5. 

Will Delta 8 show up on a drug test? 

It’s possible. Delta 8 THC metabolites may trigger many drug tests looking for Delta 9 THC metabolites. Delta 8 FAQ #6.

Where can I buy Delta 8 THC? 

The Hemp Collect has you covered, friend. Look through our collection of Delta 8 THC Moonrocks, sprayed hemp flower, candies, cartridges, and distillates. Delta 8 FAQ #7.

Can I ship Delta 8 THC  to my state?

USPS has announced their willingness to ship documented hemp and will no longer seize shipments but state and local laws vary. These states currently allow Delta 8 THC: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Delta 8 FAQ #8.

Ashley Dellinger

Ashley Dellinger

Ashley Dellinger is a trailblazer in the cannabis and hemp sectors, serving as the Director of Innovation at The Hemp Collect. With a keen visionary mindset, she not only propels advancements in these industries but also showcases her versatility as a seasoned professional writer based in Oregon. As a collaborative force, Ashley works alongside leading brands, processors, and retailers to elevate industry standards. Ashley Dellinger's work not only sets new benchmarks but also inspires others to pursue excellence. For a closer look into her insights and experiences, connect with Ashley on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

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